A zany and surreal gonzo masterpiece, Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman’s book mixes the crazed writing of the former with the splattery. A wild ride to the dark side of Americana The Curse of Lono is to Hawaii what Fear and Loathing was to Las Vegas: the crazy tales of a journalist’s “”coverage”” . Results 1 – 30 of 32 The Curse of Lono by Hunter S. Thompson and a great selection of related books , art and collectibles available now at

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The Curse Of Lono

This is a gigantic book with huge beautiful prints by Steadman as well as thkmpson usual crazed drunken rambling of Thompson.

Some cover wear, may contain a few marks. Feb 03, Tom rated it really liked it. A gonzo take on Hawaiian life from the king of bizarre interpretations of popular culture.

Leave it to Thompson to find that underbelly. There Thompson becomes determined to snare the ultimate prize, a big Blue Marlin, on a fishing trip journey that matches any harrowing sea adventure. Quotes from The Curse of Lono.

Some faint marks on laminated paper boards. Amazing read, I highly recommend it! It’s a good fast read. But who would possibly have one of those? This is not a book the Cirse Chamber of Commerce could ever endorse.

This is the alternate Hawaiian universe, a Dantesque version of a paradise as hell on earth. The fishing boat returns to the dock, with Hunter screaming triumphantly, “I am Lono! Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 also amazing 3. This is the kind of story that could make for a compelling movie, but as a book in the cirse it’s told the story fails to stay interesting.

THE CURSE OF LONO by Hunter S. Thompson , Ralph Steadman | Kirkus Reviews

Not his best effort, a little disjointed and and depressing, but it was an interesting read. Aug 21, Erica rated it really liked it.

Fans will enjoy it, non-fans of HST will regularly shake their head in disbelief. The art is great, the writing is fantastic. The most elaborate, hilarious, and engrossing “big fish” tale ever committed to print. Thompson developed a style of writing about American life and politics that was so acerbic and over-the-top, it earned its own nickname: Those who are Hunter S. Thompson’s most eccentric book in a new edition. Thompson on Film Gonzo: Thompson continually toys with the figure of Cook e an archetypal arrogant imperialist, quite properly hacked to pieces and interlards his ravings with many quotations from Richard Hough’s The Last Voyage of Captain James Cook–a far more interesting text.

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True to his image, he once said, “”I o to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.

To a certain extent, Thompson does stumble into a well-gouged mine to extract some familiar ore. First Edition, First Printing.

A genre-blender of the highest order.

I never thought I’d ever get a chance to read this bad-boy, or at least, not until I hit the age of forty. And then go walk among some group of outsiders or crash an event beyond your circle of familiarity, as did he. What became of the dog in the suite and its killer fleas? Sign up to receive offers and vurse Its a crazy romp through Hawaii which no Thompson or Steadman fan should go without reading! To the half-title is a most personal painted caricature of author Hunter S. I freely admit I’d never heard of Thompson or Steadman, and that it was actually the latter’s frenetic and vaguely frightening art that drew me to the book.